Dashel Cycle Helmets have been Certified to EN1078 - The European Standard.
Dashel Cycle Helmets are therefore only intended for use in Europe and any use outside this territory will be at your own risk and we disclaim all liability thereto.
EN1078 How have these helmets been tested?
To pass EN1078 cycle helmets are crash tested on anvils that mimic flat surface and kerb impacts. The helmets are tested at the front, back sides and crown. When crashed the helmets must not allow a force of over 250 g to reach the head. In layman's terms, g is the amount of gravity the earth exerts on you when you fall.
When taken as an average, Dashel helmets' impact results are 178g, so well below the standards set.
The helmets are tested at temperatures -20 degrees and at +50 degrees. Therefore they are only proven to provide protection when cycling at temperatures in between this range.
The liner foam in a Dashel helmet does not degrade over time and can withstand multiple impacts without damage, so minor drops whilst stationery or walking will not degrade it. E.g. If you sometimes drop your helmet on the pavement whilst you are securing your bike, you do not need to replace it. If you leave the helmet secured to the bike or carry it around in a backpack it could be subject to knocks, again these will not mean that you helmet needs replacing every 2-5 years.
If you are involved in a major crash, you must replace your helmet. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will arrange a courier for your helmet so that we can assess the damage and dispose of it responsibly. In return, we will offer you a discount off any subsequent purchases.
International Safety Standards
In 2017 Dashel will be applying for certification in other territories as its retail network grows.